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Male & female turtle

Why is that male and female cat are gato and gata but turtles aren't the same way? In other words why is there not an el tortugo?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH
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Just God knows.

As always, there are some exceptions, and turtle is one of them. Other exceptions are "El Delfín" and "La araña".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Lol, there are quite a few animals that have only one gender regardless. Its just more to add to the list of noun genders for non-living things, even though they are living things, that is just straight memorization.

4 years ago

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In this case you say "la tortuga macho"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/afcmd

I have the same question….

4 years ago